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The MADE will be a fully interactive videogame museum in San Francisco, in the United States.  Help us secure a space.
The MADE will be a fully interactive videogame museum in San Francisco, in the United States. Help us secure a space.
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The MADE Returns to Kickstarter to Level Up!

Hey backers! Remember, oh, 4 years ago, when you backed a silly little non-profit videogame museum on Kickstarter? 

Well, it's 4 years later, and we're having a party, and you're invited! September 26, 12 to 6, we'll be hosting a Fantasy RPG themed party. Costumes are encouraged!

Perhaps more exciting, however, is the fact that we've also just launched a new Kickstarter campaign to expand the MADE and move it into a larger space!

If you backed us before, we figure you'll want a newer T-shirt and maybe a poster. If you backed us at a higher level before, we're going to be bringing your name to the new space on its own "Original backers" wall.

That doesn't mean you can't get your name on the new wall too, though! We've got lots of great rewards, and we're ready to do some great new work at our new location, so help us continue on the journey you helped us start!

Also, keep an eye on our Twitter page to get free Steam codes during the Kickstarter!

The Expansion Continues!

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Remember 2013, when we opened a new classroom across the hall, thanks to the help of David & Sarah Scott, Dolby, and Anya and Will Wright? The time has come again for us to expand into another room across the hall, a small one that connects to our classroom.

We want to turn this into a living retro computer lab. We'll keep working samples of most of the common home computer types: Amiga, Atari, Atari ST, C64, TRS-80, DOS/486, and more!

We're compelled to open this new room because we have a humongous, on-going donation of old computer hardware coming in the door. It's been going on for some time, and we're still receiving items from this donor! You can read about it on our Website

This new living computer lab will be a great haven for new volunteers! We hope to bring in a few of you to help us build and maintain this lab! We need experts on all manner of old computer hardware, so please contact us or stop by to let us know you want to help!

We wouldn't be here without your help, and we're hoping to continue growing with you alongside us. The MADE continues to help the people of Oakland to enjoy the history of digital gaming without charging fees for admission or classes, and we need your help to continue. Please consider donating to the MADE through Paypal at .

Thanks for sticking with us! We're on a great trajectory, and your support will keep us rising and expanding!

We're Redecorating!

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 After a Holiday of rest, the MADE's wonderful volunteers have set to the task of painting the walls and re-laying out the space. We're taking one more weekend to reset the space, but we will reopen on the 17th and 18th! 

If you want to help us out, there are still a few items we desperately need for our collection. We'd greatly appreciate anyone who can pass along information on where to find the following items:

  • Philips CD-I console.
  • Intellivision, preferably functioning.
  • Functioning Vectorex (We have the nearly complete games library)
  • Functioning, original GameBoys.
  • PCs for upgrading our classroom.
  • QLink development libraries and veterans!
  • Your old floppies and computers.
  • Your time!

The MADE's 3rd Year Anniversary Party this Saturday

Come to the MADE Saturday, September 6, from noon to 6 PM, to help us celebrate 3 years in operation! Without your support, we wouldn't be here, so please come down and let us thank you in person with food, beverages, and various tournaments and activities!

For more information, check out the full schedule of the day's activities at

Thanks again for your continued support!

Coming Up On 3 Years!

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The MADE turns 3 years old in September!


And we're having a party! To celebrate our anniversary, which ya'll are completely responsible for, we'll be hosting a series of events on Saturday, September 6, during open hours. The schedule is being finalized, but we'll be having live music, stand up comedy, a few game tournaments, and food/beverages, as well as prizes for attendees!

We're also hoping to setup Artemis that night, preferably with a few ships! For those of you unfamiliar with Artemis, , it is a starship bridge simulator. Players take seats ala Star Trek, personing consoles like the science station, weapons console, helm, etc. And, of course, one player gets to be captain and bark orders at everyone, ala Kirk or Picard, or even Mal.

Artemis has become a regular thing at the MADE, every first Saturday of the month at 7PM, so you will be able to play again if you enjoy it. If we can get 12 players, that's enough for two full ships playing either together or against one another.

We may not have told you yet, but earlier this year, we ceased charging admission to the MADE, and as such, this party will also be free to attend. Artemis is free. Our classes are free. Everything's free! 

Thanks to your continued support we offered three times as many classes this summer as last summer. we created and completed multi-week sessions in C, Unity, Presonus, Android and even Minecraft mod-making.

By all accounts, we're still a great success and continue to make advances in our offerings, our collections, and our staffing. This is all because you folks had the foresight to donate to our cause 3.5 years ago. 

Thanks again for your continued support, and keep an eye out for another kickstarter campaign from us in the coming months: this time to rehost and port a long lost MMO!